Legendary actor Sabiha Khanum passes away at 84

Known as the First Lady of Pakistan's silver screen, Khanum also earned a Pride of Performance in 1986


Entertainment Desk June 14, 2020

Veteran actor Sabiha Khanum passed away on the night of June 13, 2020, at the age of 84, according to an announcement made by her granddaughter on social media.

In a heartfelt post on Facebook, Sarish Khan wrote "It is with great sadness that we share the news of the demise of our beautiful and beloved Sabiha Raza (Sabiha Khanum) who passed away earlier today, June 13, 2020."

"She returned to Allah (SWT) very peacefully and was surrounded by her loving immediate family in her last moments. We know that she was loved by so many people and we have been receiving countless messages and calls."

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She concluded by requesting everyone to remain patient so they could grieve the loss of their loved one.

"We ask that you be patient with us as we grieve her loss and respond to you all. We humbly request no in person visits to our home due to our safety and yours."

The reason for her passing has not been confirmed.

Sabiha Khanum was known as the First Lady of Pakistan's silver screen, with some of her best films being Ayaz (1960), Saath Laakh (1957), Kaneez (1965), Anjuman (1970), Tehzeeb (1971).

She was also conferred with the Pride of Performance in 1986 for her contribution to Pakistan's film industry.

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